Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Journeyman Lineman or Advanced Apprentice - Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, Palmyra MO

Date Posted
June 12, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman at the Palmyra, Missouri, location. This is an hourly position with core working hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and summer hours of Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position requires residency within 30-minutes of the Palmyra headquarters.


What You Will Do: 
All line and substation work will typically be at transmission voltages with minimal exposure to distribution voltages. Depending on your level of experience (Apprentice or Journeyman), you will participate in or assist with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s transmission system and substations. As an apprentice, you will successfully complete a planned program of progressive training and experiences such as climbing poles, operating a bucket truck, gain practical knowledge of safe working practices, electrical power terminology, conductors, transformers, regulators, fuses, poles, crossarms, grounding assemblies, and various types of hardware. Other duties include:

  • Inspect existing power lines for problems and troubleshoot issues.
  • Participate in tailgate sessions, job briefings and safety meetings.
  • Read and accurately interpret maps, specifications, staking sheets, and complex diagrams.
  • Assist in the installation and removal of mobile substations.
  • Assume daily inspection, proper use, care, handling, and accounting of all materials, tools, equipment, and vehicles assigned, ensuring the accuracy of all related reports.
  • Maintain and submit required records, reports, work orders, time sheets, etc. on a timely basis.
  • Instruct Apprentice Linemen during various phases of their training (if applicable).

What You Will Get: 
Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including:  

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits



What We Are Looking For: 
This role requires a safety-conscious, detail-oriented individual with utility knowledge and familiarity with various types of electrical equipment. Depending on experience, the specific requirements are:

  • High School diploma, or equivalent, and graduate of an approved Power Line School.
  • Must have a safety-first attitude.
  • Must be a certified climber and able to operate a bucket truck.
  • Able to operate equipment with both automatic and manual transmissions.
  • Experienced with personal computers, utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, with good eye-hand coordination and the ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must possess, or obtain and maintain, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a tanker endorsement.


Additional Requirements for Journeyman Lineman:

  • Four (4) years of work experience in electric utility transmission and distribution construction, operations, and maintenance.
  • Successful completion of an apprentice lineman training program.


Contact Information

Apply online at This job posting will remain open until filled, with priority consideration given to those candidates who submitted their application by June 28, 2024.


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